P-3 MAINTENANCE HANGAR AND APPLIED INSTRUCTION BUILDING 

PROJECT INFORMATION:Project: P-3 Maintenance Hangar and Applied Instruction Building
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Owner: Department of the Navy – Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southeast Division
Construction Cost: $25.1 Million
Project Size: 198,000 SF
Completion: July 1996

The United States Navy Patrol Squadron THIRTY is the Navy’s Maritime Patrol Fleet Replacement Squadron. VP-30, or the Fixed Wing (V) Patrol (P) Squadron 30 was commissioned in June 1960 at NAS Jacksonville. Thirty-four years later, construction of a new P-3 maintenance hangar and maritime patrol aviation training center was underway.

The new hangar features some very unique structural designs to accommodate a 500’ X 135’ clear span, five position hangar which include the ability to support a full coverage 5-ton bridge crane; allow for rapid speed of erection; reduced steel tonnage; a low-profile architectural envelope to reduce wind forces; a structural geometry that would not interfere with strict airfield aviation clearances; low maintenance requirements; and a roof slope geometry that optimized roof drainage requirements.

In addition to the 500’ x 135’ main hangar is 110,000 SF of applied instructional building and aviation maintenance areas located on two structural levels adjacent to the hangar bay. The hangar structure has been designed to allow for lateral expansion in the future.